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The Monument, City of London

Description: The Monument

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 199650

OS Grid Reference: TQ3292380760
OS Grid Coordinates: 532923, 180760
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5101, -0.0860

Location: Monument Street, City of London, EC3R 8 EC4R 0DR

Locality: City of London
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: EC4R 0DR

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Monument, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

Listing Text

The Monument
TQ 3280 NE 16/430 4.1.50.


1671 to 77 by Wren. Built to commemorate Great Fire of 1666 which began nearby.
Colossal Doric column of Portland stone on high base with carved reliefs etc.
Capital supports gallery, with plain iron railing and later cage, reached by spiral
staircase round open well. Crowning finial of gilt copper supported on stone drum.
Scheduled AM.

Listing NGR: TQ3292380760

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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